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Garmin SMT Operator (1st Shift) in Olathe, Kansas

Overview

We are seeking a full-time SMT Machine Operator (1st Shift) for our headquarters in the greater Kansas City area. In this role, you will be responsible for assembling surface mount technology (SMT) electronic sub-assemblies using robotic machines .

Essential Functions

  • Learn and apply basic skills for becoming a certified SMT Machine Operator by completing written training objectives and demonstrating proficiency

  • Tend machines by quickly and efficiently loading/replenishing feeders with reels of components, entering programs into automated placement machinery, setting up support fixtures, and prepping multiple assembly lines for next shop order to maximize machine productive time Read shop orders, follow production work instruction and sample assemblies, and receive verbal or written instructions regarding duties to be performed

  • Provide daily status and process communications via e-mail to SMT Machine Operators on other shifts, Production Management and Process Engineering

  • Position, align, and hand-place components in specified relationship to each other in jig, fixture or conveyance during sequential assembly of printed circuit boards

  • Collect quality data which is essential for continuous improvement and tracking of factory deliverables

  • Perform operator level preventive maintenance on machines, per Garmin requirements

  • Troubleshooting component placement and machine issues that are commensurate with associate’s level of expertise, training, and latitude provided by Process Engineering

  • Mount components such as transformers, resistors, capacitors, integrated circuits and sockets on chassis, panel or printed circuit board

  • Notify management of any conditions felt as being undesirable or nonconforming to product specification and any procedures that cannot be performed as documented

  • Collect scrap information from machinery and investigate root cause for excessive scrap

  • Maintain component reels in stocking locations as required, promptly returning after use and always observing proper ESD and contamination prevention handling practices outlined in Garmin procedures

  • Observe safe production practices by only operating machines with all safety doors closed and with all safety guards in place

  • Effectively participate in team meetings to discuss Productivity, Efficiency, Quality and other topics related to successful manufacturing practices

  • Adapt to changing priorities and react/recover responsibly and maintain acceptable organization/cleanliness in work area with proper/effective shift turnover and identify all material properly

  • Must possess the ability to bend, twist and lift up to 30 pounds while using safe lifting techniques, standing for an entire shift and walking long distances throughout the facility

  • Must possess a high degree of dexterity and eye coordination, to allow manipulation of buttons, switches, hand tools and knobs on delicate equipment, products and parts

  • Must demonstrate the ability to routinely read numbers and differentiate between similar numbers in Garmin’s part numbering system

  • Olathe associates only: Compliance with HRD-003 (Garmin’s Attendance Policy)

  • Olathe associates only: Compliance with DOT (Department of Transportation) requirements

    Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Must possess previous machine operation experience or related production or equipment control experience

  • Must demonstrate the ability to routinely read numbers and differentiate between similar numbers in Garmin’s part numbering system

  • Must demonstrate the ability to navigate in basic computer applications such as MS Windows

  • Must demonstrate the ability to learn to navigate in specific computer applications such as Oracle and Fuji Cam

  • Must possess a high degree of dexterity and eye coordination, to allow manipulation of buttons, switches, hand tools and knobs on delicate equipment, products and parts

  • Must have a mechanical aptitude with an attention to detail for operating machinery

  • Must possess the ability to bend, twist and lift up to 30 pounds while using safe lifting techniques, standing for an entire shift and walking long distances throughout the facility

    Desired Qualifications

  • 2+ years assembly experience

  • Pervious SMT Operator experience

  • Previous electronics manufacturing experience

  • Soldering skills (certificate desirable)

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing automated techniques to install Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Through-hole Technology (THT) components

  • Previous knowledge/use of IPC-A-610, Acceptance of Electronic Assemblies, workmanship standards

    Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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